GSAE eNewsletter

Georgia Society of Association Executives

Featured Stories
  GSAE Luncheon, Wednesday,  April 20 - 1 CAE credit
Featuring Terri Stewart
April 20, 2022, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

What's keeping us up at night? Everything around workforce development, talent identification, the Great Resignation in the midst of rising costs ... all the things. Learn more about Terri.

GSAE Member - $39 ($49 after FRIDAY, April 15)
Guests - $49 ($59 after April 15)

10:30-11:30 a.m.: New Member Orientation
11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.: Networking Reception
12:00-1:30 p.m.: Luncheon with Keynote Speaker, Terri Stewart, Partner, Fisher Phillips. Workforce Development topic.
1:30-2:00 p.m.: Supplier Council Planning Meeting

Thank you to our sponsor: Explore Brookhaven

Thank you to our host: Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta Perimeter Dunwoody

Thank you to our AV sponsor: OAV


Leadership Series - 6 CAE credits per session
9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. - May and June


GSAE's Leadership Series offers unprecedented access to our exclusive association management curriculum.

  • Experiential learning opportunities
  • Small group work designed to turn information into knowledge
  • Open to any GSAE member (limit of 12 per session)
  • 5 sessions - strategy, leading teams, human capital, innovation, career pathways
  • $189 per session
  • 6 CAE credits per session
  • In-person with all the safety caveats
  • Meet the 2022 facilitators

The dates and session outlines are also available online. We encourage you to take a look to see if this growth opportunity is right for you or a colleague.

Huntsville/Madison County CVB
Augusta Marriott at the Convention Center
Member News

GSAE members were saddened to learn of former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell's passing on March 13. A longtime member of GSAE, Massell served as Atlanta’s 53rd mayor from 1970 to 1974. He was the city’s first and only Jewish mayor and the most recent non-Black mayor of the city. For over 30 years, Mr. Sam lead the Buckhead Coalition through both successful and turbulent times. Our condolences to his family and many friends. Read more.


A unique opportunity to experience 18 square miles of Georgia’s most serene water trails and uncommon wildlife by paddling Clarks Hill Lake, the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal - all within a few miles of one another. Visit Columbia County Georgia CVB for more information. GSAE Editorial: watch the video too! Read more about the paddle trail in Columbia County.


The Classic Center Arena, opening in fall 2023, will have 5,500 permanent seats with the capacity to hold up to 8,500 for concerts, sports tournaments, conventions and banquets. The arena will be home to the UGA Ice Dawgs and a new professional hockey team. The arena is directly connected to The Classic Center and is just steps away from the excitement of Downtown Athens restaurants, shops and entertainment.
Earlier this year, the Georgia Aquarium received eight cold-stunned loggerhead sea turtles that were rescued off the coast of New England. The Aquarium’s animal care and veterinary teams have since been providing exceptional care for these animals so that they can be released back into the ocean. Kudos to the Aquarium team and our own Nadja Pitts for letting us know the good news of their recent release near Jacksonville.

Nearly 20,000 high school marketing, finance, hospitality and management students will take part in our international business competitions during the event. They need local volunteers like you to evaluate their solutions to business-related case studies and identify the top performers who will receive scholarships and international recognition. Click here for more information.

High School DECA International Career Development Conference
Date: April 24-26, 2022 
Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Register as a Judge: 2022 ICDC Judge Registration

Destination Augusta
The Lodge at Gulf State Park
GSAE News & Events
ASA Compensation logo

The Real-Time Compensation Benchmarking tool is a 24/7/365 online compensation benchmarking platform designed exclusively for executives
of professional, trade and service-centric associations/nonprofits.

  • Your competition is no longer just Georgia-based; sign up today to get the data your organization needs to remain competitive.
  • Sample questions - gather your information before you start the survey - NEW
  • FAQs on the entire benchmarking system
  • Data gathering is in full swing through March 31.
  • Free to GSAE members through March 31.
  • Compare key operational metrics, estimate valuable KPIs, and generate customized reports.
  • Get started now!

Live webinars are worth 1 CAE hour. Did you know? More than 90 CAE-qualifying recorded webinars are available 24/7 on our GSAE website.


Introducing the new GSAE Knowledge Hub! Here you will find an entirely FREE library of downloadable content including white papers, guides, infographics, case studies, industry analysis and so much more! Consider this your one-stop shop when looking for current topics you need to learn about that are influencing our entire industry. Be sure to check back often as GSAE continues to add resources to this page going forward. Access the Hub.


Visit Macon
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
News Briefs
 GSAE compiles a compendium of podcasts, blogs, and resources from association land that we think will help you be better at your job. Follow, listen, and learn!

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Associations have been challenged with unimaginable change for the foreseeable future, forcing the industry to reconsider how it grapples with the problems of today - and tomorrow. This summer, let's champion a shift in thinking toward bright possibilities for our community. Join ASAE for an unforgettable in-person experience. You’ll uncover new solutions and tools and leave empowered with the skillsets and thinking necessary to take full advantage of the opportunities that await your association. Early bird rates expire April 22!


Introducing PROPEL's new Growth Mindset Learning Intensive, a virtual training program for cultivating a growth mindset in your self, your team, and your organization.

Our new Growth Mindset Learning Intensive is a deep-dive, online learning program designed to prepare leaders to thrive in today's uncertain environment. Through a combination of recorded content, peer-to-peer interaction, live Q&A sessions, and concrete application exercises, we're offering a unique opportunity to up your leadership game. Heck, we're even sending you FIVE books to support your learning. To really solidify your growth mindset, you have to be holistic and address three different levels: self, team, and organization. So, we structured the course with one week on each area. Learn More. - Co-Founders Maddie Grant and Jamie Notter.

GSAE members receive a 20% discount code for the program by accessing your profile portal and then clicking the Members Offers tab.


How has the Pandemic Changed Expectations for Value?
May 3, 2:00 p.m. EDT
Complimentary Webinar

Featuring Cathi Hight, Hight Performance Group, and Wendy W. Kavanagh, CAE
Even before the pandemic, engaging a higher percentage of members was a challenge due to diverse interests and needs, busy schedules, and meeting ROI expectations. The pandemic disrupted business, impacted the livelihood for people, and changed expectations to engage. After conducting numerous surveys, insights on why members engage, how they define "meaningful engagement”, and what would increase their engagement have been identified. As you prepare to re-engage your members and attract new ones, stop and consider what you will bring back, do differently, or create to provide value. Learn More.

Panama City Beach CVB
Alabama Gulf Coast CVB
GSAE Membership Directory & Buyers' Guide
JOB FUNCTION: Primary point of contact and responsibility for AAA marketing and communications, including social media, website, electronic distribution and media campaigns. 

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POSITION OVERVIEW The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) is looking for a seasoned marketing communications leader to join its executive team. Small, but mighty, we are passionate, hard-working,...

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Job Summary:Elevanta, an Atlanta area association management company, is seeking an Association Coordinator to join our rapidly growing organization. Elevanta manages associations representing many...

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